A Warm Welcome to Illustrator Estelí Meza!

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning Mexican illustrator  Estelí Meza to the Full Circle Literary family! 
Estelí was awarded the 2018 A la Orilla del Viento Award -- the premier Picture Book Contest Award in Mexico for her work El príncipe valiente tiene miedo. The book will be published in Spanish by Fondo de Cultura Económica this fall. For the past 10 years, Estelí has worked in book and magazine illustration in Mexico and we're now thrilled to introduce her beautiful artwork to US publishing.

Estelí Meza is an illustrator living in Mexico City. She grew up surrounded by books, and her love for illustration began when she attended la Feria del Libro Infantile with her father. At an early age, she was fascinated with artwork found in the pages of books. She studied Design and Visual Communications with a specialization in Illustration at UNAM.  In 2013, she  was awarded the XVIII Premio International del Libro Ilustrado Infantile y Juvenil de la FILIJ

Her recently published illustrated anthology, Cuentos y Leyendas de América Latina by Gloria Cecilia Díaz (Editorial Anaya, 2018), is a collection of stories paired with her beautiful artwork inspired by the unique cultures of 20 Latin American countries.  

Here is a sampling of some of the vibrant interior full-color spreads from Cuentos y Leyendas de América Latina celebrating stories from Ecuador, Uruguay, and Guatemala.  

Other recent titles Estelí has illustrated include Domingos en piyama (by Flor Aguilera, Planeta Mexico, 2018)Adiós a los cuentos de hadas (by Elizabeth Cruz Madrid, Editions El Naranjo), and Lino Felino (Editorial 3 Abejas) which will be published by Scholastic Club Leo. 

Known for her vivid colors and textures, Estelí works digitally and in mixed media, using acrylic paints, graphite, and colored pencils on cotton paper.   She also illustrates for magazines and corporations such as Nexos and BBMundo magazines, as well as Google and Hola combo. Her colorful  "My Aunt Blossoms" was featured for Google International Women's Day 2018. 

Estelí especially enjoys stories that celebrate women and cultures around the world. These days Estelí spends her days drawing in her Mexico City neighborhood -- she is always happiest with her notebook,  pencil,  chocolate pastry and cafecito.

Currently, Estelí is open to picture book illustration, chapter book illustration, middle grade and book cover illustration projects.  She is also working on her next picture book that she both illustrates and writes.  For more information and to see more samples, please visit her website (coming soon!)  www.estelimeza.com or visit her on Twitter at @esteliilustra and Instagram   @estelimeza 

Welcome to Full Circle Literary, Estelí, and we're excited to introduce your work to US readers!  

Estelí's lead agent  is Stefanie Sanchez Von Borstel in our San Diego office. Contact her: stefanie@fullcircleliterary.com or 858.824.9269.

For more information about all of our talented Full Circle Literary illustrators, please visit: www.fullcircleliterary.com  

About Full Circle Literary

Full Circle Literary is a literary agency representing children's books from toddler to teen, and creative nonfiction for all ages. We work with both award-winning veteran and debut writers and artists, and our team has a knack for discovering and developing new and diverse talent.  Visit the  Illustrator Showcase on our website and follow us on twitter @fullcirclelit.

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